Nepal : Support for Value Chain Development Under the Nepal Agriculture Development Strategy
The small-scale TA will conduct scoping of the proposed loan, Nepal: Targeted Value Chain Development Project (TVCDP), expected to consist of three major subprojects: (i) value chain development along selected geographic corridors and their commodities;(ii) organizational development of the provincial and municipal governments for the agriculture sector; and (iii) improved access to finance by agribusinesses. The small-scale TA will focus on the first two subprojects and provide inputs to the formulation of the TVCDP concept paper.
Rana, Arun S.
South Asia Department
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- Agriculture, natural resources and rural development
|Project Name||Support for Value Chain Development Under the Nepal Agriculture Development Strategy|
|Country / Economy||Nepal
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Agricultural production - Agro-industry, marketing, and trade - Livestock - Rural market infrastructure
|Gender||Some gender elements|
|Description||The small-scale TA will conduct scoping of the proposed loan, Nepal: Targeted Value Chain Development Project (TVCDP), expected to consist of three major subprojects: (i) value chain development along selected geographic corridors and their commodities;(ii) organizational development of the provincial and municipal governments for the agriculture sector; and (iii) improved access to finance by agribusinesses. The small-scale TA will focus on the first two subprojects and provide inputs to the formulation of the TVCDP concept paper.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
ADB approved in July 2014 the concept paper for Nepal: Agriculture Sector Development Program (ASDP) for the total investment amount of $160 million, of which $40 million would be funded by the ADB, and the remainder by the government and other development partners. In the same month, a project preparatory TA was approved to develop a project design and conduct a feasibility study for the three ASDP components of: (i) rural road improvement; (ii) investments in markets and value chain development; and (iii) institutional and policy reforms to implement the national sector strategy. Ensuing consultations with the government on the project preparatory TA findings and the ASDP scope resulted in the following changes in early 2017:
(i) The financing modality of the ASDP will be changed from a sector development program to a stand-alone project loan, in view of the governments decision to allocate its own resources to finance ADS-related policy reforms (the third component).
(ii) The ASDP will be split into two stand-alone projects: Rural Connectivity Improvement Project (48218-003) for the first component, and Targeted Value Chain Development Project (TVCDP) for the second component.
Accordingly, TVCDP is included in the country operations business plan (COBP), 2018-2020 for Nepal for Board consideration in for $70 million as ADBs financing, together with a piggy-backed transaction TA to support project implementation.
The TVCDP concept paper is required to be reformulated for approval in 2018. The revised concept paper will not only integrate updated analyses on the corridors and commodity value chains but also adequately ensure complementarity with other major government-led, ADB-financed, and development partner-supported agriculture and rural connectivity initiatives which have emerged since the ASDP concept approval. The small-scale knowledge and support TA for research and development has become necessary to achieve the objectives of redesigning the TVCDP project scope, and revising the project concept in accordance with the new loan processing schedule.
Prosperous commercialization achieved in Nepal's agriculture sector.
|Description of Outcome||
A well-informed concept on Targeted Value Chain Development Project prepared.
|Progress Toward Outcome||Consultants have been recruited and activities are ongoing.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Geographic corridors with commodities and their markets identified.
Preliminary analysis of the Targeted Value Chain Development Project completed.
Terms of Reference for detailed program design developed.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Consultants have been recruited and activities are ongoing.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Farmers were involved throughout the Project. They will participate in project preparation, implementation, and monitoring. During project preparation, small-scale farmers will be engaged in participatory rural appraisal to provide further details for the Project design. Separate focus group discussions will be held with the marginalized, especially the female farmers as well as SCs and STs, to identify their needs and tailor the design so that they can also benefit from the Project.|
|During Project Implementation||Project activities involve participation of farmer producer companies and farmer groups.|
|Consulting Services||The TA will provide expertise in (i) agribusiness and value chain, (ii) agricultural economics, (iii) agricultural trade and standards, (iv) marketing and business development, (v) agricultural sciences, (vi) rural infrastructure, (vii) economics/finance, and (viii) governance and institutional development. A total of 14.5 person-months of consulting services will be provided, of which 6.5 person-months will be international and 8.0 person-months will be national.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Rana, Arun S.|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Nepal Resident Mission (NRM)|
Ministry of Agricultural Development
|Fact Finding||06 Nov 2017 to 12 Nov 2017|
|Approval||05 Dec 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||24 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Dec 2017||-||05 Dec 2017||31 Jan 2019||31 Dec 2019||31 May 2020|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||225,000.00||17 Jun 2022||178,935.90|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Support for Value Chain Development under the Nepal Agriculture Development Strategy: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Sep 2020|
|Support for Value Chain Development Under the Nepal Agriculture Development Strategy: Project Data Sheet (Nepali Translation)||Translated PDS||Dec 2017|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Agriculturist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Marketing and Business Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Agricultural Trade and Standards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Agricultural Economist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Governance and Institutional Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Agribusiness and Value Chain Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Economist/Finance Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
|Rural Infrastructure Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed|
None currently available.